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ONTAP reports cluster peering alerts on MetroCluster system

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster
  • ONTAP 9
  • Cluster peering alerts 


  • EMS messages include:
[NetApp: mgwd: cpeer.addr.stable.down:error]: Stable address <IC LIF of peered cluster> of cluster <peered cluster name>, in IPspace Default, cannot be contacted.
 [NetApp: kernel: csm.connectionFailed:debug]: CSM failed to create a connection: localBladeUUID = <node_name>:dblade, remoteBladeUUID = <node_name>:dblade, uniquifier = xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, localVifId = 1035, remoteVifIP = x.x.x.x, CsmError = CSM_CONNTIMEOUT, ctLoError = CTLOPCP_ERR_CONNTIMEDOUT, socketError = 60.
[NetApp: mgwd: mgmtgwd.jobmgr.private.jobcomplete.failure:info]: Private job "Cross-Cluster Manager" [id 694] (Cross-Cluster Address Manager) completed unsuccessfully: discovery failure (1)
[NetApp: mgwd: cpeer.xcm.addr.disc.warn:error]: Address discovery failed for peer cluster <cluster_UUID>. Reason: Failed to discover remote addresses: Failed to contact peer cluster "<cluster_name>" at addresses: x.x.x.x, x.x.x.x, x.x.x.x. RPC: Remote system error [from mgwd on node "<node_name>" (VSID: -3) to mgwd at x.x.x.x, x.x.x.x, x.x.x.x].
  • The output of command "cluster peer ping" show the remote cluster IP address is unreachable.



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